The last week of February 2024 has officially arrived, which means it’s time to enjoy the last couple of days of ice skating at Robson Square, sip something new at the Vancouver International Wine Fest, and dive into the season ahead. Here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (February 26-March 1).

Jeremie Albino

On Leap Day this year, folk artist Jeremie Albino will take the stage at the Hollywood Theatre.

When: Thursday, February 29th
Where: Hollywood Theatre
Cost: $30.46

Sponsored pick: Birdies Charcoal Grill  

This line-up-worthy takeout spot has locals losing their minds over their Peruvian-style chicken. Birdies Charcoal Grill has made their name known for its beer-brined chicken, Peruvian marinades, eclectic side dishes and world-travelled chicken sauces. You can order their ‘Birdies’ from your go-to delivery app, or visit them in person at their take-out on East Hastings

When: Open 12 pm to 9 pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Where: 1205 East Hastings
Cost: See menu for pricing

Vancouver International Wine Festival 

the Vancouver International Wine Fest is returning to the city for its 45th installment. Running for an entire week this month and attracting tens of thousands of visitors, the festival is easily one of the largest of its kind in Canada. It’s not without good reason, as it attracts producers from all over the world, both big and small.

This year’s festival will focus on winemakers from Italy, with 71 of the 149 participating wineries pouring delicious Italian wines from all over the countryside.

When: Saturday, February 24th to Sunday, March 3rd, 2024
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Cost: Varies per tasting

Robson Square Ice Rink

For just $5 per skate rental, you can skate to your heart’s content at Robson’s Square. Stop by on a spontaneous trip downtown, or plan a special pre-dinner visit on your next date night. You have until this Wednesday, February 28th to check it out!

When: Open until Wednesday, February 28th
Where: 800 Robson Street
Cost: $5 for skate rentals

Vancouver South Job Fair 

From 11 am to 3 pm on Friday, March 1st, WorkBC Centre Vancouver South is hosting a free job fair at Marpole Neighbourhood House. Participating Metro Vancouver employers include Bayshore Home Health, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, First Nations Health Authority, Foundation Law Corporation, Telus, T&T, and the Vancouver School Board – to name a few.

Note that early access at 10:15 is available for job seekers with disabilities.

When: Friday, March 1st
Where: West 70th Avenue

Giants vs. Rockets 

This week wouldn’t be complete without a little action from the Vancouver Giants. Head to the Arena Bowl at the Langley Events Centre to watch them face off against the Rockets to kick off the month.

Tickets start at just over $20 a pop, and you can view the full list of home games scheduled for this season here.

When: Friday, March 1st
Where: 7888 200 Street Langley
Cost: $23.70+

Vancouver Canucks

Another sports pick coming your way. There are two Canucks games taking place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver this week: One against the Pittsburg Penguins on Tuesday, February 27th, and another on Thursday, February 29th against the LA Kings.

When: Tuesday, February 27th and Thursday, February 29th
Where: 800 Griffiths Way

The Vancouver Art Gallery

You don’t need to know Monet from Cézanne to enjoy a day at the Vancouver Art Gallery. With new exhibits popping up all the time, it’s a fun, educational and culturally enriching place to check out. And of course, who doesn’t love ‘hmm-ing’ and ‘hah-ing’ at some crazy paintings, especially on Free Nights at the Gallery? 

The next one will be on Friday, March 1st

Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: $6.50 – $24, free on the first Friday of every month

Snowshoeing at Cypress

Ok, emphasis on the ‘around’ Vancouver part here. But, if you’re ready to take a day trip this month, know that Cypress Mountain has a serious amount of snowshoe trails for you to explore. Our advice? Check in with your more outdoorsy friends and family to secure a pair, and eliminate half the cost of a trip out!

When: Open until mid-April
Where: 6000 Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
Cost: $20 without rentals, $38 with snowshoe rentals

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver! Enjoy the last couple of days of February!